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For questions 1 and 2, select one entry for each blank from the corresponding column of choices.

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Girls dreaming their way to a wonderland to marry a prince and live happily ever after was already a __________ notion by the time Alice in the Wonderland was written.

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For questions 1 and 2, select one entry for each blank from the corresponding column of choices.

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Michael is methodical, barely the __________ kind, and he has had ample time to come to a consolidated opinion of the university he wishes to apply for.

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For questions 3 and 4, select one entry for each blank from the corresponding column of choices.

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Modern technologies are a lot more expensive than their existing __________ and each has its own __________ that be conquered.

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For questions 3 and 4, select one entry for each blank from the corresponding column of choices.

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Several works produced by Shakespeare during his later years are yet __________ at Rome; and far __________ the rest is his tale of two young lovers, Romeo and Juliet.

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For questions 5 and 6, select one entry for each blank from the corresponding column of choices.

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“Neuroscientists can now use SpiNNaker to help __________ some of the __________ of how the human brain works by running unprecedentedly large scale __________,” Mr. Furber said.

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For questions 5 and 6, select one entry for each blank from the corresponding column of choices.

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Marvel comics superheroes Ant-Man and the Wasp would face serious __________ breathing when they __________ to insect sizes, say scientists who have developed devices that could make life easier for the __________ characters.

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Questions 7 and 8 are based on the following reading passage.

The most plausible justification for higher taxes on automobile fuel is that fuel consumption harms the environment and thus adds to the costs of the traffic congestion. But the fact that burning fuel creates these "negative externalities" does not imply that no tax on fuel could ever be too high. Economics is precise about the tax that should, in principle, be levied to deal with negative externalities: the tax on a liter of the fuel should be equal to the harm caused by using a liter of fuel. If the tax is more than that, its costs (including the inconvenience to those who would rather have used their cars) will exceed its benefits(including any reduction in congestion and pollution).

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In the contend in which it appears, " exceed " most nearly means

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Questions 7 and 8 are based on the following reading passage.

The most plausible justification for higher taxes on automobile fuel is that fuel consumption harms the environment and thus adds to the costs of the traffic congestion. But the fact that burning fuel creates these "negative externalities" does not imply that no tax on fuel could ever be too high. Economics is precise about the tax that should, in principle, be levied to deal with negative externalities: the tax on a liter of the fuel should be equal to the harm caused by using a liter of fuel. If the tax is more than that, its costs (including the inconvenience to those who would rather have used their cars) will exceed its benefits(including any reduction in congestion and pollution).

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Which of the following beat characterizes the function of the indicated portion of the passage?

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Questions 9 and 10 are based on the following reading passage.

A tall tree can transport a hundred gallons of water a day from its roots deep underground to the treetop. Is this movement propelled by pulling the water from above or pushing it from below? The pull mechanism has long been favored by most scientists. First proposed in the late 1800's, the theory relies on a property of water not commonly associated with fluids: its tensile strength. Instead of making a clean break, water evaporating from treetops tugs on the remaining water molecules, with that tug extending from molecule to molecule all the way down to the roots. The tree itself does not actually push or pull; all the energy for lifting water comes from the sun's evaporative power.

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Which of the following statements is supported by the passage?

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Questions 9 and 10 are based on the following reading passage.

A tall tree can transport a hundred gallons of water a day from its roots deep underground to the treetop. Is this movement propelled by pulling the water from above or pushing it from below? The pull mechanism has long been favored by most scientists. First proposed in the late 1800's, the theory relies on a property of water not commonly associated with fluids: its tensile strength. Instead of making a clean break, water evaporating from treetops tugs on the remaining water molecules, with that tug extending from molecule to molecule all the way down to the roots. The tree itself does not actually push or pull; all the energy for lifting water comes from the sun's evaporative power.

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The passage provides information on each of the following EXCEPT

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For questions 11 to 16, select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.

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Alice describes her childhood in a conservative __________ community in Iraq, keeping to traditional religious beliefs.

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For questions 11 to 16, select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.

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The project was full of __________ ideas, such as using sand and stone to raise natural walls around monuments built in honor of the late president.

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For questions 11 to 16, select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.

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The senate is particularly perturbed over our __________ use of natural resources such as forest, oil, water, energy, land and minerals.

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For questions 11 to 16, select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.

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James and Mathew are planning to leave for the states next week for their masters, following months of __________ GRE preparation.

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For questions 11 to 16, select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.

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Jessica is so talkative that her sister thought the situation warranted conciseness, and her being __________.

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For questions 11 to 16, select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.

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After five years of war, both sides have found __________ ways to make peace with one another, as the bloodshed has grown viscous and brutal.

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Questions 17 to 20 are based on the following reading passage.

(1) Schools expect textbooks to be a valuable source of information for students. My research suggests, however, that textbooks that address the place of Native Americans within the history of the United States distort history to suit a particular cultural value system. In some textbooks, for example, settlers are pictured as more humane, complex, skillful, and wise than Native American. In essence, textbooks stereotype and deprecate the numerous Native American cultures while reinforcing the attitude that the European conquest of the New World denotes the superiority of European cultures. Although textbooks evaluate Native American architecture, political systems, and homemaking, I contend that they do it from an ethnocentric, European perspective without recognizing that other perspectives are possible.

(2) One argument against my contention asserts that, by nature, textbooks are culturally biased and that I am simply underestimating children's ability to see through these biases. Some researchers even claim that by the time students are in high school, they know they cannot take textbooks literally. Yet substantial evidence exists to the contrary. Two researchers, for example, have conducted studies that suggest that children's attitudes about particular culture are strongly influenced by the textbooks used in schools. Given this, an ongoing, careful review of how school textbooks depict Native American is certainly warranted.

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The author's attitude toward the content of the history textbooks discussed in the passage is best described as one of

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Questions 17 to 20 are based on the following reading passage.

(1) Schools expect textbooks to be a valuable source of information for students. My research suggests, however, that textbooks that address the place of Native Americans within the history of the United States distort history to suit a particular cultural value system. In some textbooks, for example, settlers are pictured as more humane, complex, skillful, and wise than Native American. In essence, textbooks stereotype and deprecate the numerous Native American cultures while reinforcing the attitude that the European conquest of the New World denotes the superiority of European cultures. Although textbooks evaluate Native American architecture, political systems, and homemaking, I contend that they do it from an ethnocentric, European perspective without recognizing that other perspectives are possible.

(2) One argument against my contention asserts that, by nature, textbooks are culturally biased and that I am simply underestimating children's ability to see through these biases. Some researchers even claim that by the time students are in high school, they know they cannot take textbooks literally. Yet substantial evidence exists to the contrary. Two researchers, for example, have conducted studies that suggest that children's attitudes about particular culture are strongly influenced by the textbooks used in schools. Given this, an ongoing, careful review of how school textbooks depict Native American is certainly warranted.

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The author mentions two researchers' studies most likely in order to

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Questions 17 to 20 are based on the following reading passage.

(1) Schools expect textbooks to be a valuable source of information for students. My research suggests, however, that textbooks that address the place of Native Americans within the history of the United States distort history to suit a particular cultural value system. In some textbooks, for example, settlers are pictured as more humane, complex, skillful, and wise than Native American. In essence, textbooks stereotype and deprecate the numerous Native American cultures while reinforcing the attitude that the European conquest of the New World denotes the superiority of European cultures. Although textbooks evaluate Native American architecture, political systems, and homemaking, I contend that they do it from an ethnocentric, European perspective without recognizing that other perspectives are possible.

(2) One argument against my contention asserts that, by nature, textbooks are culturally biased and that I am simply underestimating children's ability to see through these biases. Some researchers even claim that by the time students are in high school, they know they cannot take textbooks literally. Yet substantial evidence exists to the contrary. Two researchers, for example, have conducted studies that suggest that children's attitudes about particular culture are strongly influenced by the textbooks used in schools. Given this, an ongoing, careful review of how school textbooks depict Native American is certainly warranted.

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Which of the following would most logically be the topic of the paragraph immediately following the passage?

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Questions 17 to 20 are based on the following reading passage.

(1) Schools expect textbooks to be a valuable source of information for students. My research suggests, however, that textbooks that address the place of Native Americans within the history of the United States distort history to suit a particular cultural value system. In some textbooks, for example, settlers are pictured as more humane, complex, skillful, and wise than Native American. In essence, textbooks stereotype and deprecate the numerous Native American cultures while reinforcing the attitude that the European conquest of the New World denotes the superiority of European cultures. Although textbooks evaluate Native American architecture, political systems, and homemaking, I contend that they do it from an ethnocentric, European perspective without recognizing that other perspectives are possible.

(2) One argument against my contention asserts that, by nature, textbooks are culturally biased and that I am simply underestimating children's ability to see through these biases. Some researchers even claim that by the time students are in high school, they know they cannot take textbooks literally. Yet substantial evidence exists to the contrary. Two researchers, for example, have conducted studies that suggest that children's attitudes about particular culture are strongly influenced by the textbooks used in schools. Given this, an ongoing, careful review of how school textbooks depict Native American is certainly warranted.

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The primary purpose of the passage is to

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